Spotlight | Duke Kunshan University


G. Richard Wagoner Jr.

The former chairman and CEO of General Motors has been named among the recipient of this year’s University Medals. A former chair of the Duke Board of Trustees, Wagoner has provided strategic guidance to Duke Kunshan since 2014.

Six Duke Kunshan University professors have received funding from the National Natural Science Foundation of China toward the costs of equipment, travel and labor across research projects focused on the environment, energy and technology.

Kyle Fruh

An increasing shortage of kidney donors worldwide has led to a conversation in medical circles about ways to address the problem. Two researchers from Duke Kunshan have added their voices to the debate by producing a paper advancing the idea of non-compensating benefits as a means to encourage donorship without the concerns associated with cash payments.

“Memoria,” co-edited by Duke Kunshan professor and curator Zairong Xiang, contains photos, journal entries and sketches by celebrated filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul, whose new movie won this year’s Jury Prize at Cannes.

After Covid-19 made international travel almost impossible, Duke Kunshan and Duke University devised a solution to open their doors to each other’s students, providing as many as possible with a vibrant campus life experience.